Dr Chris Streather

Job title

Group chief medical director


Dr Chris Streather, took up the role of Royal Free London (RFL) group chief medical officer in January 2018. He joined the Royal Free London in June 2017, as chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital, following his role as chief medical officer of HCA International. Chris began his career as a renal physician in NHS hospital trusts in Brighton, London and Cambridge. He became medical director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2004, and later director of strategy. In 2008 he was the London clinical director as the capital’s stroke services were comprehensively redesigned.

Chris became the first chief executive officer of South London Healthcare NHS Trust in 2009, and later the managing director of the Health Innovation Network, leading on patient safety nationally. More recently, he was a non-executive director, board quality lead and senior independent director at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.